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May 10
2021
  By Savannah

Kale - Harvest, Storage and Cooking

When and How to Harvest

❁ Kale leaves can be eaten at any stage of growth.

❁ To extend the harvest, use the cut-andcome-again method, removing the outer leaves while they are still tender and no more than 8 inches long.

May 10
2021
  By Savannah

Quick Garden Tips - Kale

1 Kale is packed with vitamins and is easy to grow.

2 Kale can be harvested year round, but it is a cool-season crop that produces the most in spring and fall.

3 Direct seed into the ground or container you will harvest from in early spring or late summer.

May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Growing in Oregon - Garlic Bok Choy

Quick and easy is the name of the game when it comes to this recipe.  The flavors are bold, but the process straightforward.  Pair with a main dish of your choice to make it a full meal!

May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Garlic - Recommended Types to Grow

Softneck Full grown bulb has a soft neck with larger cloves around the outside and smaller cloves in the middle. Leaves can be braided after curing. Strong flavor. Stores well.

     Types to try: Inchelium Red*, Silver Rose*, Silverskin

May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Garlic - Harvest, Storage and Cooking

When and How to Harvest

❁ Harvest bulbs in June or July when half of the leaves are yellow and drying out.

❁ To harvest, loosen the soil around the stem, then pull the garlic up by the stem. Shake off excess dirt.

Storage and Cooking

May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Garlic - Quick Garden Tips

1 Garlic is grown from cloves, not seeds. It is easy to grow—great for beginning gardeners.

2 Plant cloves so that the pointy tip—where the sprout comes out—is facing upward.

3 Space cloves 4 inches apart.

May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Gardening Basics - Tips

  • When you plant the seeds, give the soil a really good watering. Seeds will not germinate in dry soil.
  • Seedlings (baby plants) should never dry out, so water them every day. After the plants are about as big as your hand, you likely won’t need to water them every day.